��The Topographer; His Instruments and Methods. Illustrated with numerous Plates, Maps, and Engravings. By Lewis M. Hatjpt, A.m., C. E. rhiladelphia: J. M. Stoddart. Pp. 184. Price, $4.00.
This book is designed for the instruction of students. It opens with a chapter on " How and what to observe," which is fol- lowed by one on "The Instrumental Out- fit," in which are described, with cuts, the prismatic compass, chronometer, barometer, odometer, pedometer, clinometer, sextant, hand-level, heliotrope, reflector, and range- finder, the name of some maker being given with each. The next three chapters are on " Scales of Maps," "Forms of Record," and " Graphical Representations," and are sup- plied with diagrams and tables for illustra- tion and reference. Under "Instruments and Methods used in * Filling in,' " direc- tions are given for making stadia measure- ments, for the use of the plane-table, and of the transit. Directions for determining the true meridian follow, with descriptions of two forms of solar transit. Short chap- ters are devoted to " Hydrography " and " Underground Topography," ; " Field Sketching," "Computations," and "Model- ing" are taken up successively, and the final chapter is devoted to " Applications," in which are considered the locating of common roads, railroads, canals, and pipe- lines ; irrigation, aqueducts, and the locating of cities. Among the accompanying maps may be mentioned one of the Yellowstone National Park, one of the floor of the Mam- moth coal-bed in the vicinity of Summit Hill, Carbon county, Pennsylvania, and charts of Hampton Roads, and Boston Bay.
Iloaghton Farm: Experiment -Orchard and Peach- Yellows. New York : Print of " The Hub." Pp.64.
The Eocky-Mountain Locust and the Chinch- Bug. Entomological Division, Department of Agri- culture. Washington : Government Printing-Oflace. Pp.36.
The Disease of Inebriety and its Social-Science Relations. By T. D. Crothers, M. D. Hartford, Conn. Pp. 14.
Eeports of Experiments on Insects injuriously affecting the Orange- Tree and the Cotton-Plan t. En- tomological Division, Department of Agriculture. Washington : Government Printing-Office. Pp, 62.
Eeports of Observations and Experiments in Practical Work. Division of Entomology, Depart- ment of Agriculture. Washington : Government Printing-office. Pp. 72, with Three Plates.
Observations of Comets, 1S80-18S2. Cincinnati Observatory. Pp. 80, with Nine Plates.
��Experimental Determination of Wave-Lengths in the Invisible Prismatic Spectrum. By S. P. Lang- ley. Pp. 20.
Distribution of Gluten within the Wheat-Grain. By N. A. Randolph, M. D. Philadelphia. Pp. 5.
The Quaternary Gravels of Northern Delaware and Eastern Maryland. By Frederick D. Chester. Pp. 12.
A Case of Eecurrent Dropsy of the Left Middle Ear. By Drs. Charles H. Burnett and Charles A. Oliver. Pp. 26.
Meeting of the International Prison Congress at Eome, in October, 1884. U. S. Bureau of Educa- tion. Washington: Government Printing-Office. Pp. 11.
Bulletin of the Philosophical Society of Wash- ington, I8S.3. Washington. Pp. 163.
" The Canadian Eecord of Natural History and Geology." J. T. Donald, Editor. Montreal : John Lovell and Son. Pp. 64.
Transactions of the Ottawa Field Naturalists' Club. Ottawa, Canada : Citizen Printing and Pub- lishing Company, Pp. 90, with Plate.
The Faeces of Starch-fed Infants. By N. A. Randolph, M. D. Philadelphia. Pp.4.
Medical Thoughts of Shakespeare. Compiled by B. Eush Field, M. D. Easton, Pa.: " Free Press.'^' Pp. 16.
Biogen. Bv Professor Elliott Coues. Boston : Estes & Lauriat. Pp. 66.
The Eailroad as an Element in Education. By Professor Alexander Hogg. Louisville, Ky. Pp. 22.
Tenth Annual Eeport of the Zoological Society of Cincinnati. Pp.16.
Eeport of the New York State Survey for 18S3. James T. Gardiner. Director. Albany : Van Ben- thuysen Printing-House. Pp. 182, with Six Maps.
The External Therapeutics of Pulmonary Con- sumption, By Dr. Thomas J. Mays. Upper Lehigh, Pa. Pp.20.
House - Drainage. I^ William Paul Gerhard. New York : Durham House-Drainage Company. Pp.44.
Eeflex Nervous Influence and the Causation and Cure of Disease. By Dr. D. T. Smith. New Or- leans, La. Pp. 11.
"Miscellaneous Nctes and Queries, with An- swers. January and February, 1884 (double num- ber). Manchester, N. H. : S. C. and L. M. Gould. Pp. 24 + 16 + 16. 20 cents ; $1 for ten numbers.
Pilot-Chart of the North Atlantic for March, with Supplement of 5 pages. By Commander J. E. Bart- lett. Washington: LL S. Hydrographic-Office.
Susceptibility to Malaria, or Personal Predisposi- tion to Malarial Fevers. By Dr. J. P. Dake. Nash- ville, Tenn. Pp. 9.
Medical Legislation in the United States. By Dr.J. P. Dake. Nashville, Tenn. Pp.14.
Hygienic Institutes. By Professor George A. Smyth. Pp. 27.
Bilateral Asymmetry of Function. By G. Stan- ley Hall and E. M. Hartwell. Johns Hopkins Uni- versity, Baltimore. Pp. 17.
"The Analectic" (Medical Journal Monthly). Edited by Walter S. Wells, M. D. New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons. Pp. 48. $2.50 per year.
Topographical Surveving. By Henry F. Wal- ling, C. E. New York : D. Van Nostrand. Pp. 208. 50 cents.
Eelations of Animal Diseases to the Public Health. By Frank S. Biilings, D. V. 8. New York: D. Appleton & Co. Pp. 446. $4.
Clear Light from the Spirit-Worid. By Kate Irving. New York : G. W. Carleton & Co. Pp. 201.
Darwinism stated by Darwin himself. Bv Na- than Sheppard. New York: D. Appleton ec Co. Pp. 351. Price, $1.50.